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CAVB Coaches Course Concludes Successfully In Mali

African Volleyball Confederation “CAVB” organised a National Coaches Course in Bamako, Mali 1 to 5 October, 2015.

The five day course welcomed 31 participants including 4 female coaches who travelled across the country to get the benefit of the course. 275 more words


Overview on my previous trips - Africa & Asia

While writing this article, I realize that although I had the opportunity to see several countries in my life, I have so soooooo many other things to see on Earth! 196 more words


Writing the Afropolis

Ryan Skinner’s Bamako Sounds is undoubtedly the most intelligent book I’ve read about contemporary Bamako in general, and its music scene in particular. It’s an important work, less for what it says about a given set of musical styles than for what is says about Mali’s wider cultural landscape, about the ways Malian people today understand who they are and how they relate to each other and the rest of the world. 843 more words

A Small Plastic Washer Prevents Clean Water

To say the least clean drinkable water is a difficult commodity to acquire. The rains have started (at lower than expected levels but have still arrived), and with it our lack of a formal sewage or sanitation system can sometimes mean that drinking water is contaminated with a whole host of nastiness that no one needs to think too hard about. 259 more words

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Laurent Guillaume on Tour: White Leopard




Laurent Guillaume

on  Tour

November 2-21


White Leopard

(hard-boiled African noir)

 Release date: November 19, 2015…

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What You Pursue - And What Pursues You In Africa

“Everybody gets scared sometimes, May Belle. You don’t have to be ashamed.”
(Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia)

My wife and I were sitting on the side of the road at the main round point in Sikasso, on January 2013.

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Twerking at a 7 y/o's Birthday

I have a beautiful Malian family who has kindly welcomed me into their homes to share meals, and festivals, and holidays, and have taken me in as their “Albino Malian.” The N’Daou family has been a welcoming presence here in Bamako and a reminder of how family is family no matter where you are in the world. 336 more words

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